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Conferences and Talks

Scheduled Appearances:

I should be attending the following conferences (pending funding!):

International Conference on Public Policy 2017

Public Management Research Conference 2017

International Studies Association 2017 (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

American Society for Public Administration 2017 (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

American Association of Geographers 2017 (Boston, MA, USA)

Academic Conferences, Workshops and Invited Talks:

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2016) “Individual behavioural change, social norm activation and shifts in bottled water consumption in Mexico: A series of field experiments” Workshop on Experiments in Public Management: Methods, Tools, Approaches. Public Management Research Association Conference (PMRA), Aarhus, Denmark, June 22-24, 2016

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2016) “Getting Your Public Administration Manuscript Out”. Public Management Research Association Conference (PMRA), Aarhus, Denmark, June 22-24, 2016

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2016) Remunicipalization in Latin America: Where are we now and where are we going? 2016 Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). New York City, NYC, USA. May 29th-June 1st, 2016

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2016) “Governing bottled water: Water-centric cities and the commodification of a human right.” Water-Centric Cities Conference, Center for International Education & Center for Water Policy, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. April 15, 16, 2016

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2016) “The comparative politics of environmental mobilizations against bottled water companies in Canada and the United States”. Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), Chicago, IL, USA, April 7-10, 2016

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2016) “The comparative politics of institutional diversity in water policy reforms: Six case studies in private water supply remunicipalization”. Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), Chicago, IL, USA, April 7-10, 2016

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2016) The global politics of bottled water. PhD Colloquium at the School of International Service, American University, Washington DC. March 30th, 2016.

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2016) “The politics of bottled water at a time of crisis: Mobilizations in California and British Columbia’s against Nestlé”. Western Political Science Association (WPSA), March 24-26, 2016.

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2016) “The global politics of bottled water: Towards an integrative research agenda” International Studies Association (ISA) Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA. March 16-19, 2016

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2015) “Polycentricity as a system property? Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) theory and case studies in Mexican water governance” Research Workshop: “Thinking Polycentrically” Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA. December 14th-17th 2015.

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2015) “Governing garbage. Understanding conflict and collaboration dynamics between municipal governments and informal waste pickers in Mexico and Spain” Research Seminar: Infraestructuras para el Tratamiento de Residuos: Modos de Regulación y Conflictos (Infrastructures for Waste Treatment: Modes of Regulation and Conflict). El Colegio de México, Mexico City, Mexico, November 28th, 2015

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2015) “Challenges in Implementing the Human Right to Water: A Public Policy Analysis View” 14th International UNESCO Chair in Comparative Human Rights Conference on the Human Right to Water. University of Connecticut, Storrs. October 20th, 2015

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2015) “Deep Ethnography, Transnational Social Movements and Vulnerable Populations” Latin American Studies Seminar Series. University of Connecticut Storrs, October 19th, 2015

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2015) “Nuevas direcciones en el estudio empírico de los movimientos sociales en América latina – etnografía profunda y sus trayectorias” Seminario: “Actores y procesos contenciosos hoy en América Latina” (“New directions in the empirical study of social movements in Latin America – Deep ethnography and its trajectories”) Seminar: Actors and Contentious Processes Today in Latin America. Organized by Dr. Ligia Tavera Fenollosa. Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Mexico City, Mexico, October 8th, 2015.

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2015) “Bringing the public back in? Implications for Mexico of the global trends around remunicipalization of public water supply” Workshop: “Innovation in Local Governments” CIDE Region Centro, Aguascalientes, Mexico, June 15/16, 2015.

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2015) “Examining the effect of type of water on degree of polycentricity”. Panel: Grounding polycentric governance: Constitutional rules, the characteristics of social problems and their illustration in water management. International Conference on Public Policy, Milan, Italy. July 1st through 4th, 2015.

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2015) “Governing garbage? An application of the Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework to understanding conflict and collaboration dynamics between municipal governments and informal waste pickers” Panel: Using Traditional Policy Theories and Concepts in Untraditional Ways. International Conference on Public Policy, Milan, Italy. July 1st through 4th, 2015.

Raul Pacheco-Vega, Kate O’Neill and Chris Karu (2015) “Emerging geographies of e-waste in North America: Conceptual and methodological challenges” Panel “Geographies of Waste”. Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG), Vancouver, BC, Canada. June 1-5, 2015

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2015) “Evaluating polycentricity in water governance? Towards a life cycle measuring framework” XVth Biannual Conference International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC 2015), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. May 25-29th, 2015.

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2015) “Applying the Social Ecological Systems framework (SES) to a Mexican water governance case: Bringing the politics back in” XVth Biannual Conference International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC 2015), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. May 25-29th, 2015.

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2015) “Remunicipalización del suministro privado de agua en México: El caso de Ramos Arizpe (Coahuila)” (Remunicipalization of public water service delivery in Mexico: The case of Ramos Arizpe (Coahuila). May 15th, 2015. Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Campus Ensenada. Within the framework of a visiting fellowship at the Instituto de Investigaciones Oceanologicas (Institute for Ocean Research). Host: Dr. Mariana Villada Canela.

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2015) “¿Qué podemos aprender de la literatura Ostromiana sobre manejo de recursos en las ciencias marinas y cómo lo aplicamos a otros contextos?” (What can we learn from the Ostrom literatura about marine resources and how can we apply it to other contexts?). May 14th, 2015. Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Campus Ensenada. Within the framework of a visiting fellowship at the Instituto de Investigaciones Oceanologicas (Institute for Ocean Research). Host: Dr. Mariana Villada Canela.

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2015) “Writing Tips for Doctoral Students”. May 13th, 2015. Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Campus Ensenada. Within the framework of a visiting fellowship at the Instituto de Investigaciones Oceanologicas (Institute for Ocean Research). Host: Dr. Mariana Villada Canela.

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2015) “Citizen Participation in Water Governance as a Fetish? Explaining Mexico’s Integrated Water Resource Management Implementation Failure” 2015 Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG), Chicago, Illinois, USA. April 21-25, 2015.

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2015) “Explaining variations in state-level sanitation policy across a watershed: A case study in the Lerma-Chapala river basin in Mexico” Workshop on Public Policy and Collective Action, UNAM-CIRAD-PPLA, Mexico City, Mexico; April 20th, 2015

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2015) “Sustainable Capitalism and Water Governance: Can Private
Supply be the Answer to Water Scarcity?” Keynote Address. Workshop on Sustainable Capitalism, Centre de recherché en éthique (CRE), Montréal. QC, Canada. April 10th-11th, 2015

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2015) “River Basin Councils as Action Arenas: Analyzing Rules and Norms in the Lerma-Chapala River Basin Council Using the IAD Framework”. Ostrom Workshop Colloquium Series, The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop on Policy Analysis and Political Theory, Indiana University at Bloomington. Bloomington, IN, USA. March 23rd, 2015.

Kate O’Neill, Raul Pacheco-Vega and Chris Karu (2015) “Exploring cross-national variations in informal e-waste recycling practices across North America” 2015 Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. February 18th-21st, 2015

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2015) “Troubled Wastewaters: Challenges of Urban Sanitation Governance in Mexico at a Time of Crisis.” Seminar for the Graduate Course: “Cities, Technology and the Urban Environment”. Hosted by Dr. Joel Tarr (History and Engineering and Public Policy). Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. February 5th, 2015:

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2015) “Analyzing Conflict Dynamics Between Waste Pickers and Municipal Governments in Mexico and Spain” Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making (CEDM) and Engineering and Public Policy Program (EPP), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. February 3rd, 2015.

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2014) “Las dimensiones sociopolíticas y humanas de la prestación del servicio público de agua en México: De la gestión por cuencas a la gobernanza policéntrica”. (The sociopolitical and human dimensions of public water supply in Mexico: From river basin management to polycentric governance” Seminario Agua, Territorio y Sociedad. CIESAS-Instituto Mora. November 18th, 2014

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2014) “Tendencias mundiales en privatización y remunicipalización del servicio público del agua” (Global trends in privatization and remunicipalization of public water supply) V Congreso GIGAPP (Grupo de Investigación en Gobierno y Políticas Públicas), Madrid, Spain. September 29th-October 1, 2014.

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2014) “Teoría Institucional y Análisis de Políticas Públicas” (Institutional Theory and Public Policy Analysis” Seminario: Gobierno y Capacidades Institucionales para el Desarrollo Humano en el Ámbito Local. Un Enfoque desde las Políticas Públicas. Universidad de Guanajuato Campus León. July 31st, 2014.

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2014) “La remunicipalización del suministro privado de agua en América Latina: Un caso de estudio en México” (Remunicipalization of private water supply in Latin America: A case study in Mexico). Seminario Taller “Fronteras de la Investigación sobre la Gobernanza de Agua en México” CIDE Santa Fé, July 2nd, 2014

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2014) “Polycentric water governance in Mexico: Towards a research agendaWorkshop on the Ostrom Workshop (WOW5). Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, June 18-21, 2014.

Raul Pacheco-Vega and Hisham Zerriffi (2014) “Water poverty and energy poverty in global context: Towards spatially-informed public policies to mitigate resource scarcity” BIIACS Seminar “Aplicaciones de los Sistemas de Informacion Geografica SIG en las Ciencias Sociales” (Social Science Applications of Geographical Information Systems). CIDE Sede Santa Fe, Mexico City, Mexico. May 29th, 2014

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2014) “Remunicipalización: Regresando lo público al suministro de agua” (Remunicipalization: Returning the public to public water supply”. Centro de Investigación y Docencia Economicas (CIDE), Sede Región Centro. Seminar “Megaproyectos, Privatización y Conflictos en la Gobernanza del Agua en Mexico” (Megaprojects, privatization and conflicts in Mexican water governance). Aguascalientes, Ags. Mexico. May 16th, 2014.

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2014) “La gestión urbana del agua residual en Aguascalientes: Una mirada neoinstitucionalista a la privatización, el saneamiento y el reúso (2010-2013).” (Urban wastewater governance in Aguascalientes: A neoinstitutional view on privatization, sanitation and reuse”). III Congreso de la Red de Investigadores Sociales sobre el Agua (RISSA). Salvatierra, Guanajuato. April 9-11, 2014.

Kate O’Neill & Raul Pacheco-Vega (2014) “Exploring Models of Electronic Wastes Governance in the US and Mexico: Recycling, Risks and Environmental Justice” International Studies Association. Toronto, ON, Canada. March 26-29th, 2014.

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2014) “Polycentricity in Mexican water governance: Towards a research agenda” Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity (CSID), Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA. March 3rd, 2014.

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2014) “Gobernanza de aguas transfronterizas en América del Norte: Dimensiones de cooperación y conflicto en Seattle/Vancouver y San Diego/Tijuana”. (Transboundary water governance in North America: Conflict and cooperation in Seattle/Vancouver and San Diego/Tijuana” International Workshop “Cuencas transfronterizas: espacios de expresión de lo politico” (“Transboundary river basins: Spaces of political expression”). January 15-17, 2014.

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2013) “Transnational environmental activism in North America: What is the role of ENGOs in effecting policy change?” International Workshop: Transnational public participation and social movement activism. CESNOVA (Centre for Sociological Studies) of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and CIES (Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology) of the University Institute of Lisbon. Lisbon, Portugal, November 14th and 15th, 2013

Raul Pacheco-Vega & Obdulia Vega-Lopez (2013) “Descentralización y gobernanza de residuos en México: Tres casos de estudio” (Decentralization and waste governance in Mexico: Three case studies”) XVIII Congreso del CLAD 2013, Montevideo, Uruguay, October 30th-Nov 2, 2013

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2013) “Transnational Private Environmental Regulation in North America: Just How Much Power do Private Actors Have?” International Conference: The Ways and Means of Transnational Private Regulation. University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland, October 11-12 2013.

Alberto Hernández Alba & Raul Pacheco-Vega (2013) “Analizando divergencias en la percepción de conflictos urbanos por el agua: El caso de la presa El Zapotillo” VIII Congreso Internacional de la Red de Investigadores en Gobiernos Locales Mexicanos (IGLOM) Los municipios mexicanos hoy: ¿autonomía o centralización? CUCEA, Universidad de Guadalajara, September 25-27, 2013.

Raul Pacheco-Vega & Alejandro Ramírez (2013) “Estudiando los traslapes jurisdiccionales entre federación, estado y municipio en materia de agua y saneamiento mediante el análisis de gramática institucional” VIII Congreso Internacional de la Red de Investigadores en Gobiernos Locales Mexicanos (IGLOM) Los municipios mexicanos hoy: ¿autonomía o centralización? CUCEA, Universidad de Guadalajara, September 25-27, 2013.

Luis Alejandro Esparza Cruz & Raul Pacheco-Vega (2013) “Factores de competencia y reestructuración urbana e industrial: Los distritos industriales del calzado en el municipio de León y la zona metropolitana de Guadalajara” VIII Congreso Internacional de la Red de Investigadores en Gobiernos Locales Mexicanos (IGLOM) Los municipios mexicanos hoy: ¿autonomía o centralización? CUCEA, Universidad de Guadalajara, September 25-27, 2013.

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2013) “Análisis de políticas públicas de cambio climático en México: Entre política y gobernanza” Congreso Humanista “Cambio Climático y Medio Ambiente”
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung/Secretaria Nacional de Formación Ejecutiva y Capacitación, Comité Ejecutivo Nacional del PAN. September 18th, 2013. México City.

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2013) “Los conflictos intratables por el agua en México: Aproximaciones teóricas y acercamientos metodológicos” (Intractable water conflict in Mexico: Theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches) Presented at the International Workshop “Las dimensiones políticas de los recursos hídricos: miradas cruzadas para politizar el debate” (Political dimensions of water resources: A cross examination to politicize the debate”. Organized by CIESAS Sureste. San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas. September 3-5, 2013.

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2013) “Los conflictos intratables por el agua en México: Un recorte analítico desde la ciencia política” (Intractable water conflicts in Mexico: An analytical framework as seen from the political science literature”) Presented at the First International Congress of the Mexican Association of Political Science (Congreso Internacional de la AMECIP). Organized by Universidad de Guanajuato, Instituto Estatal Electoral del Estado de Guanajuato and the Asociación Mexicana de Ciencia Política. Guanajuato, Gto. August 26-28, 2013.

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2013) “Assessing the emergence of a North American environmental regime: Comparing environmental policy styles in Canada, the US and Mexico” North American Council for Legal Education (NACLE)/McGill University/Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America (CEC) Joint Workshop On Sustainable Development, The Submissions Process And Cross-Boundary Energy Issues. June 14th, 2013. Montreal, QC, Canada.

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2013) “Neoinstitutionalism, IAD and polycentric governance of the commons: Towards a research agenda on water governance in Mexico” Presented at the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) Kitafuji, Japan, June 2-7, 2013

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2013) “Understanding the dynamics of institutional erosion in wastewater governance processes through a case study of the Lerma-Chapala river basin council in Mexico.” Presented at the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) Kitafuji, Japan, June 2-7, 2013

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2013) “Polycentric water governance in Mexico: Beyond the governing-by-river-basin-council model” Presented at the 2013 Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Washington DC, May 29th – June 1st, 2013.

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2013) “Polycentric water governance in Mexico: Beyond the governing-by-river-basin-council model” Seminario Interno de Investigación CIDE Región Centro (Internal Research Seminar, CIDE Region Centro). Aguascalientes, Ags. May 27th, 2013.

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2012) “Una perspectiva comparada de la gobernanza de aguas transfronterizas: Lecciones para México desde las Américas” (“Transboundary water governance in comparative perspective: Lessons for Mexico from the Americas”) Seminario Cuencas y Ciudades: Tercer Seminario Nacional de la Red Tematica del Agua de CONACyT (UAM Rectoria, Mexico DF, December 7th and 8th, 2012)

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2012) “Gobernanza del agua en México, desarrollo local con equidad y transformación del territorio: Un análisis desde la teoría de gobernanza policéntrica” II Bienal Territorios en Movimiento, Universidad de Guanajuato (León, Guanajuato. Mexico. November 21-23, 2012).

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2012) “El legado de Elinor Ostrom en materia de gobernanza del agua: Hacia una agenda de investigación en México” (Elinor Ostrom’s legacy on water governance: Towards a research agenda in Mexico”. Seminario “El legado de Elinor Ostrom en gestión de recursos comunes en México” Comision Nacional para el Uso y Manejo de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO)/Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales de la UNAM (IIS-UNAM). (México, DF. November 7th, 2012).

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2012) “Analyzing socio-political dynamics of conflict and cooperation between waste pickers and municipal governments in Mexico: Two case studies in Aguascalientes (Aguascalientes) and León (Guanajuato)” Paper presented at the Seminario Permanente de Investigacion Sobre Politica Ambiental (CIDE Region Centro, Aguascalientes, Ags. October 26th, 2012)

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2012) “Shifting Paradigms in Water Governance: Questioning the Validity of River Basin Councils as an Integrated Water Resources Management StrategyCanadian Association of Geographers (CAG) 2012 (May 28th – June 2nd, 2012. Waterloo, ON, Canada)

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2012) “Conceptualising the Water-energy Nexus: What is the State of the Literature in Canada?Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) 2012 (May 28th – June 2nd, 2012. Waterloo, ON, Canada)

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2012) “Geographies of Urban Waste Production in Latin America: Scale, Space and Policy Compared Through the Cases of Mexico, Brazil and ArgentinaCanadian Association of Geographers (CAG) 2012 (May 28th – June 2nd, 2012. Waterloo, ON, Canada)

Pacheco-Vega, Raul and Zerriffi, Hisham (2012) “Studying Vulnerability to Simultaneous Water and Energy Poverty: An Exploratory Discussion of Policy Implications for International DevelopmentCanadian Association of Studies of International Development (CASID) 2012 (May 29th-31st, 2012, Waterloo, ON, Canada)

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2012) “Governing Wastewater: A Cross-Regional Analysis Within the Lerma-Chapala River Basin in MexicoCanadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS) 2012 (May 18th-20th, 2012. Kelowna, BC, Canada)

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2012) “Cartoneros, Pepenadores and Cateadores: Comparing the Political and Social Dynamics of Waste Picking in Mexico, Brazil and ArgentinaCanadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS) 2012 (May 18th-20th, 2012. Kelowna, BC, Canada)

Keynote Speaker, Green Party of British Columbia, Annual General Meeting. May 26th, 2012. Social Media and Public Policy Making: Exploring the Possibilities.

Panel discussion with Eric M. Johnson (UBC): Making Contact: Using Social Media for Science Communication. Invited panelist. May 15th, 2012. Science Online Vancouver, Science World. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Panel discussion with Kemp Edmonds (HootSuite), Dr. Erica Frank (School of Population and Environmental Health), Dr. John . Applying Social Media to Higher Education. Faculty of Education, April 24th, 2012.

Invited Speaker, “Dispelling Myths on Water Governance”. UBC Political Science Students Association. February 29th, 2012

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2011) The promises and pitfalls of lesson drawing in water governance research: What can we learn about watershed management from river basin councils and organizations in Mexico. Presented at the 2011 meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers, Calgary, AB, Canada, May 30th-June 2nd, 2011.

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2011) The politics of garbage in Mexico: Challenges and opportunities. Presented at Waste – The Social Context. People, Persuasions and Payoffs. Edmonton, AB, Canada. May 2nd and 3rd, 2011.

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2011) The social context of wastewater governance: A case study in the Lerma-Chapala river basin, Mexico. Presented at Waste – The Social Context. People, Persuasions and Payoffs. Edmonton, AB, Canada. May 2nd and 3rd, 2011.

w. Hisham Zerriffi (2011) The faces of Janus: Scrutinizing modern conceptualizations of water poverty and energy poverty. Presented at the 2011 Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Seattle, WA, USA. April 13, 2011.

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2011) The urban geography of wastewater in Mexico: A comparative analysis within the Lerma-Chapala river basin Presented at the Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers Conference, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. March 13th, 2011

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2011) Understanding industrial and urban restructuring trajectories using firm demographics as a methodological tool: A case study of the Mexican leather and footwear clusters. Presented at the Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers Conference, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. March 13th, 2011

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2010) “Are river basin councils the right model of water and wastewater governance in Mexico? Lessons from a case study in the Lerma-Chapala watershed” Invited seminar, Department of Political Science, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. October 28th, 2010.

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2010) “Modeling the behaviour of participants in social networking sites: Insights from transnational environmental movements” Invited talk, Social Media Camp, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. October 3rd, 2010.